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May 30, 1995
"We're treading water and if the revenue drops, I'm afraid we will drown in our own rainy day." That's how Harford County Councilman Barry Glassman described the $238.5 million county budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. By keeping operating increases to less than 1 percent, the county executive and the County Council are committed to a holding pattern that will likely require major adjustments next time.At nearly a quarter-billion dollars, the budget is certainly not austere: the board of education gets an increase of $3.5 million and the sheriff gets extra money to put nine more deputies on the road.
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By Karen Shih and Karen Shih,Sun Reporter | July 2, 2008
As rough waves of the Chesapeake Bay battered her face, 26-year-old Patricia Morgan did all she could to keep treading water in the dark and hope someone would find her. After nearly three hours in the water on the night of June 7, she was plucked out of the water by Annapolis firefighters. Yesterday, Morgan had the chance to properly thank them for the first time. "They made it so nice for me on the boat," she said. "I was really relieved." Annapolis firefighters Greg Young, Michael Lonergan and Philip Morris were part of an 34-person interagency search that included the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, the Coast Guard and the Maryland Natural Resources Police, all recognized for their efforts yesterday by the Association for Rescue at Sea, a Virginia-based national rescue organization.
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SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | July 27, 1992
It would be perfectly reasonable to congratulate the Orioles for their showing over the first 98 games of the season.After all, this was a team from which not much was expected, a team coming off a 95-loss season in '91.Despite losing three out of four to Texas over the weekend, including the 6-2 setback here yesterday, the Orioles are 10 wins over .500 and still very much in the American League East race.That's by no means good enough for manager Johnny Oates, though."We've been treading water for 2 1/2 months," Oates was saying yesterday.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE | December 5, 2007
College BASKETBALL Georgetown vs. Alabama 7 p.m. [ESPN] The Tide (4-2) represents the toughest competition so far for the Hoyas (5-0), who are ranked No. 5. Even at that, 'Bama represents only so-so resistance for the Hoyas, who have fattened up on the likes of Fairfield and Ball State. Alabama's anticipated big star, senior guard Ronald Steele, is a redshirt because of knee injuries. NBA Lakers at Nuggets 9 p.m. [ESPN] Clearly, this game is all about the stars from a TV perspective.
BUSINESS
By TRICIA BISHOP and TRICIA BISHOP,SUN REPORTER | August 5, 2006
Shares of Baltimore stem cell company Osiris Therapeutics Inc. didn't move much in their first day of trading, reaching a high of $11.48 five minutes after sales began, then closing exactly where they started at $11 on the Nasdaq. But simply treading water is still considered something of a feat. For the past two years, biotech businesses have gone public at much lower prices than they had hoped for. Since October 2004, Osiris is only the second such company to have its initial public offering priced in the range underwriters anticipated.
SPORTS
By KEN MURRAY | October 1, 2007
Bears (1-3) @ Packers (4-0) -- Chicago's season is on the brink as the Bears face a must-win situation in Green Bay. Buccaneers (3-1) @ Colts (4-0) -- A trip to Indianapolis will determine if Tampa Bay is on the comeback trail or just treading water in the NFC.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | May 5, 2002
1. Mariners: Caught in slight downdraft. 2. Red Sox: Making big early statement. 3. Diamondbacks: Big Unit. Bad back. Ouch. 4. Yankees: Plodding toward the postseason. 5. White Sox: Highest scoring team in baseball. 6. Giants: Early season momentum is waning. 7. Reds: Another team that's better without Griffey. 8. Twins: Legendary dome-field advantage back at work. 9. Mets: Not Amazin', but pretty darn good. 10. Dodgers: Tracy has created solid chemistry. 11. Expos: Expos Magic?
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE | December 5, 2007
College BASKETBALL Georgetown vs. Alabama 7 p.m. [ESPN] The Tide (4-2) represents the toughest competition so far for the Hoyas (5-0), who are ranked No. 5. Even at that, 'Bama represents only so-so resistance for the Hoyas, who have fattened up on the likes of Fairfield and Ball State. Alabama's anticipated big star, senior guard Ronald Steele, is a redshirt because of knee injuries. NBA Lakers at Nuggets 9 p.m. [ESPN] Clearly, this game is all about the stars from a TV perspective.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | October 1, 1998
Like a lot of entrepreneurs, Karen Goldberg - a singer/songwriter and record company owner - likes the idea of using the Internet to broaden her business' reach. But she has to admit she was a little nervous once she found herself on a plane to Australia after having booked a three-week tour Down Under via the Net."A 19-hour plane ride, based on e-mail?" she says, and laughs. "You better believe it was nerve-wracking!"Although the Baltimore-based performer had toured Europe a few times, she had no real contacts in Australia.
FEATURES
By Jean Marbella | December 5, 1993
For Agi Rado, music eased the nightmare of the HolocaustWhen Agi Rado was freed from the concentration camp in 1945, the child found herself all alone. Her entire family had died at the hands of the Nazis.But she still had her music. "Every night I had nightmares," the pianist says. "But the daytime was spent in music."Ms. Rado survived the Holocaust to become a renowned concert pianist who has performed the world over. Yet this afternoon's sold-out concert at the Baltimore Museum of Art will mark the first time she has spoken publicly about that dark period in her past.
SPORTS
By KEN MURRAY | October 1, 2007
Bears (1-3) @ Packers (4-0) -- Chicago's season is on the brink as the Bears face a must-win situation in Green Bay. Buccaneers (3-1) @ Colts (4-0) -- A trip to Indianapolis will determine if Tampa Bay is on the comeback trail or just treading water in the NFC.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | June 8, 2007
Nobody breaks a sweat in Ocean's Thirteen; the stars (and the characters) are way too cool for that. Such visual lethargy has its admirers, and if you're one of them - if you enjoy watching pretty people act like they belong a notch above the rest of the world - then Ocean's Thirteen is the film for you. Ocean's Thirteen (Warner Bros.) Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Rated PG-13. Time 120 minutes.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | April 6, 2007
For someone who suddenly found himself treading water - in his shorts, after midnight, 30 miles at sea as his cruise ship chugged on without him - Mike Mankamyer was one lucky guy. First, somebody saw him fall over his cabin's balcony railing and drop 60 feet to the water below. Second, they alerted the crew of the Carnival Glory, who quickly noted the ship's position, slowed to a stop and lowered boats for a search.
SPORTS
By Darryl Mellema and Darryl Mellema,Special to The Sun | March 19, 2007
MILWAUKEE -- Playing a Milwaukee team desperate for a win to keep its playoff hopes alive, the Blast couldn't afford to come out flat yesterday. But that is just what Baltimore did, falling behind by four in the first quarter on the way to a 10-4 loss to the Wave in front of 6,117 at U.S. Cellular Arena. Yesterday's loss was the second this weekend for the Blast, which fell, 14-7, at Detroit on Friday night. "We did some basic things wrong in the first half defensively," Blast coach Danny Kelly said.
FEATURES
By Rachel Abramowitz and Rachel Abramowitz,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 29, 2006
Walking up the dusty Hollywood canyon in 100-degree heat, inhaling great gulps of smog, I begin to wonder if I'm being punk'd. It's not that I'm famous or anything, it's just that my hiking partner is Ashton Kutcher, who created the MTV show where people are subjected to elaborate, ego-puncturing practical jokes -- they're punk'd. He's also well known for starring as the dumb brunet on That '70s Show, headlining such cinematic milestones as Dude, Where's My Car?, and marrying Demi Moore, who happens to be 15 years his senior.
BUSINESS
By TRICIA BISHOP and TRICIA BISHOP,SUN REPORTER | August 5, 2006
Shares of Baltimore stem cell company Osiris Therapeutics Inc. didn't move much in their first day of trading, reaching a high of $11.48 five minutes after sales began, then closing exactly where they started at $11 on the Nasdaq. But simply treading water is still considered something of a feat. For the past two years, biotech businesses have gone public at much lower prices than they had hoped for. Since October 2004, Osiris is only the second such company to have its initial public offering priced in the range underwriters anticipated.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | July 8, 1992
Nothing like a whiff of nostalgia: The starter gets knocked out early, the relievers work to exhaustion, the manager races to a post-game meeting with the GM.Ah, the familiar sights and sounds.Midnight madness, Orioles style.It's just a wacky guess, but manager Johnny Oates and general manager Roland Hemond probably didn't meet to discuss the G-7 summit after last night's 8-4 loss to Chicago.Oates acknowledged before the game that the club is trying to acquire left-handed pitching. But right now, he'd probably settle for anyone who could give his bullpen a break.
NEWS
By MICHAEL BARNETT and MICHAEL BARNETT,SUN REPORTER | March 5, 2006
Any time I think about how badly my day is going, I think about Adam. Everybody has a bad day, even a bad week. But for Adam, a run of bad luck lasting only a week would be a godsend. I've known Adam for as long as I can remember, but we only became best friends in high school. He's one of those guys everybody loves; he's funny, witty, entertaining -- a great friend. He's also one hell of a musician and I've always admired that about him. I remember sitting in my basement with my friends every weekend, and each time he set foot in the door, Adam would pick up the guitar in the corner, the one my mother bought at a garage sale.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | June 15, 2005
THE ORIOLES find themselves in a situation that, let's face it, few expected when this season began. The Yankees and Red Sox aren't invincible. The American League East could be there for the taking. And the Orioles, who have led the division since April 23, could be the ones to take it. Sure, the season isn't even half over yet and certainly will take many more unforeseen turns, but we're far enough along to know which teams have something to play for, and the Orioles - somewhat surprisingly after seven straight losing seasons - are among those that do. Not that co-GM Jim Beattie sounded the least bit surprised before last night's game.
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